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The purpose of STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) at UT is to revitalize our efforts to hire and retain a diverse faculty by using peer-to-peer instruction about academic research on bias and diversity. The STRIDE activities are led by a committee of faculty at the Knoxville and Agricultural campuses of UT.

STRIDE at UT is one of many similar efforts at academic institutions across the country.

As a faculty-led committee, our mission is to increase excellence and diversity by improving faculty hiring processes that seek to attract and retain the best possible candidates. We work closely with UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity but our scope is somewhat different.

For more information on STRIDE at UT, contact us via email at